Category: Diocean News

COVID 19 Grief, Loss and the Church’s response to it

COVID 19 Grief, Loss and the Church’s response to it

It is most difficult to take time to think through what this course in our lives has been like. Not only has the disease impacted many physically, but also has taken a toll on all, emotionally, socially and spiritually. There has not been that many times in our lives we’ve encountered such an uncertainty of […]

Updated RED Stage Protocols for “Loving our Neighbours”

Updated RED Stage Protocols for “Loving our Neighbours” COVID-19 Graphic

Updated RED Stage Protocols for “Loving our Neighbours”: Dioceses of Algoma & Moosonee Effective February 16, 2021 The following protocols and all directives of the Government of Ontario (and Quebec where applicable), and local health authorities must be followed at all times, including the foundational pandemic hygiene guidance of handwashing, staying home if feeling sick, practicing […]

Suggestions for the Observance of Ash Wednesday 2021

Suggestions for the Observance of Ash Wednesday 2021 Image of a cross in ashes

Option 1 – Forego the Imposition of Ashes in 2021 One possibility for this year is to observe Ash Wednesday without the Imposition of Ashes. While the Imposition has become a standard and meaningful practice in most of our congregations, it is not been required. The Penitential Rite (p. 611) in The Book of Common Prayer […]

The Safe Reopening of Our Churches—Amber Stage

The Safe Reopening of Our Churches—Amber Stage COVID-19 Graphic

Note: See Updated RED Stage Protocols for “Loving our Neighbours” for the latest information for the Dioceses of Moosonee and Algoma. The attached documents are provided to assist in the safe reopening of our churches during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the overall process can be found in the documents A Template for the […]

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